Choose the Right Word

  • Filename: choose-the-right-word.
  • ISBN: 0062731319
  • Release Date: 1994-04-22
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: S. I. Hayakawa
  • Publisher: Collins Reference



This unique blend of thesaurus, dictionary, and manual of English usage defines, compares, and contrasts words of similar but not identical meaning--such as "infer" and "imply". More than 6,000 synonyms are included.

Choose The Right Word

  • Filename: choose-the-right-word.
  • ISBN: 9781845285388
  • Release Date: 2013-06-27
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Vic Mayhew
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Whether applying for a job, writing a letter of complaint or simply talking with colleagues or friends, the people who get listened to are those with a confident command of language. Choose the Right Word is a fun guide to using English effectively and to avoiding common mistakes. It is both a valuable work of reference and an enjoyable read. While plotting a path through a minefield of rules and conventions, the book acknowledges that English is an ever-changing language and points out those rules that can at times be broken. 70 light-hearted quizzes show you how to use words that will make your point powerfully, and usage tips set you right on contextual issues. Curio Corners tell the fascinating stories behind dozens of everyday words and phrases. What's the difference between affect and effect; abjure and adjure? Does AD for Anno Domino come before or after the year - and the century? Should you write all right or alright; adviser or advisor? How did the word alcohol come into our language? Just how sure are you about your apostrophes?

Foundational Skills Choose the Right Word Practice

  • Filename: foundational-skills-choose-the-right-word-practice.
  • ISBN: 9781480774155
  • Release Date: 2014-06-01
  • Number of pages: 6
  • Author: Suzanne Barchers
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials



This resource is robust and relevant, helping students prepare for life beyond school. Students will gain regular practice through these quick activities. Perfect for additional practice in the classroom or at home! Perfect practice makes perfect!

My One Word

  • Filename: my-one-word.
  • ISBN: 9780310318781
  • Release Date: 2012-12-18
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Mike Ashcraft
  • Publisher: Zondervan



The concept of My One Word is simple. Lose the long list of resolutions—all your sweeping promises to change—and do something about one thing this year instead of nothing about everything. Choose just one word that represents what you most hope God will do in you, and focus on it for an entire year. This single act will force clarity and concentrate your efforts. As you focus on your word over an extended period of time, you position yourself for God to form your character at a deep, sustainable level. Growth and change will result. Author Mike Ashcraft, who has led his megachurch through this My One Word project for more than five years, and Proverbs 31 Ministries author and speaker Rachel Olsen, who has lived it, are encouraging, insightful, good-humored, yet realistic in this enjoyable read. Their stories of growth and change through My One Word will keep you motivated. Throughout the book you'll also find words and stories of people just like you who have joined the My One Word movement and discovered the power of just one word. Includes discussion questions for use with the small-group video curriculum, My One Word: A DVD Study (sold separately).

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

  • Filename: the-blue-book-of-grammar-and-punctuation.
  • ISBN: 9781118790328
  • Release Date: 2014-01-22
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jane Straus
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Word Savvy

  • Filename: word-savvy.
  • ISBN: 9781599633046
  • Release Date: 2011-10-10
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Nancy Ragno
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books



Word Savvy helps writers of all sorts—authors, professionals, students, editors and proofreaders, job applicants, teachers, etc.—recognize and avoid the most common yet crucial word-usage problems. The fact of the matter is a person’s writing often impacts how others perceive them. Faulty word choices can suggest to an employer, teacher, or publisher the writer is unprofessional, uneducated, or just plain lazy. Luckily, the reverse is also true: choosing the correct word can make you seem smart, professional, and trustworthy. Word Savvy is a handy reference that strikes at the source of a writer’s confusion—it offers self-teaching strategies that trains writers to: 1) recognize words that are commonly confused; 2) remember which word is which; 3) choose the correct word every time.

Banish Boring Words

  • Filename: banish-boring-words.
  • ISBN: 0545083036
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Leilen Shelton
  • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources



Offers reproducible word lists that include synonym choices, tranistions, sensory words, action verbs, and phrases to avoid.

The Right Stuff

  • Filename: the-right-stuff.
  • ISBN: 1429961325
  • Release Date: 2008-03-04
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Tom Wolfe
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux



From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

Mastering the Hype Cycle

  • Filename: mastering-the-hype-cycle.
  • ISBN: 9781422121108
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 237
  • Author: Jackie Fenn
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press



Companies are under more pressure to innovate, but few know which innovations are the real thing. When these innovations fail to deliver, everyone bails out wasting investments and causing disillusionment. This text explains what drives this pattern and shows us how to time innovations for success

Words You Should Know In High School

  • Filename: words-you-should-know-in-high-school.
  • ISBN: 9781605508412
  • Release Date: 2004-04-07
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Burton Jay Nadler
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Eloquence counts! Do you want to ace your SATs, write literate papers, and find the perfect language to impress would-be bosses at job interviews? Words You Should Know in High School helps you achieve the success you're looking for--one word at a time. This easy-to-use book features more than 1,000 essential words that arm you with the vocabulary you need to tackle real-world tasks--from debating current events to writing essays for your college applications. Whether you're an incoming freshman or a graduating senior, inside these engaging and enlightening pages, you'll find sections that help you: Understand commonly misused words Learn popular definitions used in standardized tests Recognize the difference between synonyms and antonyms Perfect spelling and grammar usage Choose the right word for every special course and circumstance Written in a spunky style that's never boring, this handy book is your ticket to a new well-spoken you--willing and able to find the right words for every situation, at school, at work, and everywhere else!

English Through the Ages

  • Filename: english-through-the-ages.
  • ISBN: UCSC:32106014663527
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 586
  • Author: William Brohaugh
  • Publisher: Writers Digest Books



Lists words, grouped by subject, that were in use in different time periods, including prior to 1150, and in increasingly smaller ranges to the present

Word Dynamics

  • Filename: word-dynamics.
  • ISBN: 9780595309313
  • Release Date: 2004-02-01
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Author: Jerry Smith
  • Publisher: iUniverse



Word Dynamics is about understanding the power of words in our daily life. It is about "getting a word on our heart-acting upon that word by faith-and seeing a wonderful result". Jerry Smith pulls together nearly half a century of struggle and discovery, knowledge, insight, and passion to unfold for the reader a concept that can literally change one's life. Jerry relates how childhood circumstances and negative word dynamics forced him to seek out a way for success and blessing. He shares how his discovery of a positive word dynamic, a "powerword", changed his life and how it can change yours. You will come to understand how everything in life hangs on a word or words. You will discover how words affect us and how you can use words to turn negative situations into positive blessings. You will learn the difference between the "head" and the "heart," and how words relate to each. You will learn why it only takes a small amount of faith to move mountains, how prayer can be real and effective, and how to apply positive word dynamics to nearly every area of your life for success and blessing.

Oxford Thesaurus of English

  • Filename: oxford-thesaurus-of-english.
  • ISBN: 9780199560813
  • Release Date: 2009-08-13
  • Number of pages: 988
  • Author: Maurice Waite
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Developed using evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, this fully revised text offers more up-to-date and complete coverage of synonyms and antonyms than any other A-Z thesaurus. Increased coverage now includes hundreds of new phrases and idioms, and newly selected examples of real English showing how words are used, and helping to guide you to the right meaning. New features include the Word Toolkit which helps you choose the best word matches based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the popular Word Link feature points you to related words. Look up 'sleep' and find the words 'sedative', 'hypnotic', and 'soporific', and find related prefixes. The redesigned centre section provides convenient lists of words by topic, from society and religion, to fashion and technology, in addition to lists of foreign, and archaic words and phrases. An invaluable resource for puzzlers, or anyone wishing to broaden their vocabulary. The Oxford Thesaurus of English is ideal for anyone who wants a comprehensive and authoritative thesaurus of current English, for use by writers and editors, students, and crossword and puzzle solvers at work or at home. The thesaurus includes 12 months' access* to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service, Oxford Dictionaries Online, updated regularly with the latest developments to words and meanings, so you will have the most accurate picture of English available. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online. Hear how words are spoken with thousands of audio pronunciations, and access over 1.9 million real English example sentences to see how words are used in context. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. *Available in selected markets (UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa). Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.

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